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Old 11/17/2007, 09:15 AM
joshso joshso is offline
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Good Deal?

I've had somebody offer me lighting for my new 130 gallon. Any feedback on this:

used Lithonia 400 Watt 120 / 208 / 240 / 277 Volt Ballast's with 30 " reflector and lens and 400 watt G.E. MVR 400 U Metal Halide Bulbs .

$ 45.00 Each
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Old 11/17/2007, 10:03 AM
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good deal i think
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Old 11/17/2007, 11:13 AM
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sounds like its a shop light
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Old 11/17/2007, 11:20 AM
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i really have no idea what you mean by :

Lithonia 400 Watt 120 / 208 / 240 / 277 Volt Ballast's with 30 " reflector and lens and 400 watt G.E. MVR 400 U Metal Halide Bulbs

do you mean 4x400watt balasts and 4x400 watt MH bulbs??
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Old 11/17/2007, 12:17 PM
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i really have no idea what you mean by :

Lithonia 400 Watt 120 / 208 / 240 / 277 Volt Ballast's with 30 " reflector and lens and 400 watt G.E. MVR 400 U Metal Halide Bulbs

do you mean 4x400watt balasts and 4x400 watt MH bulbs??
It's a 400 watt switchable ballast that runs off either 120,208,240,277 mains voltage. Most houses in the US have 120v outlets, with 208 or 240 usually reserved for high power devices such as washer/dryers, stoves, etc. The higher 200v range is usually seen overseas and isn't too common in the US.

I don't know if this is a "good" light..it more so depends on the size of the bulb/reflector. If it seems big enough for your tank, I'd go for it. $45 for a switchable ballast is a good deal.
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Old 11/17/2007, 12:27 PM
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Try to hear one run. Some MH ballasts are very loud.
Unless that won't effect you.
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Old 11/17/2007, 07:48 PM
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That was his description for the lights. Wasn't sure what they were exactly. He did say that they were from a warehouse. Also said that he sold some to somebody raising angel fish (not sure why they would need MH).

Can I use metal halides that were in a warehouse? I'm assuming that everything is the same. Just wattage and the type of bulb matters, right?
 

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